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Aristocrats in charge

Have you ever noticed you are governed by a ruling class? This is an elite group. You might liken them to the aristocrats of olde England. The lords and ladies and sirs and mu... read more...


Poking for Blood

Keep on the lookout for a big tax. A really big tax. I suggest that because this week a California official proposed a tax on emails. That, of course, would amount to a gigant... read more...


No Logic Office at the TSA

So now you are allowed to carry a knife on board an airplane. Yes, the TSA announced that if your knife’s blade is no longer than 2.36 inches, you will be allowed through secu... read more...


Why are stocks up when economy is down?

The Big Sequester smacked us this week. And stocks went up. We have record numbers on food stamps. We have so much debt we will soon have to invent a word above “trillion.” A... read more...


Pay to meet the President

Access to your president is for sale. Do you care? Fat cats can now contribute $500,000 to an outfit the President has approved. For that half-a-million the donors get to mee... read more...


Speaking the truth

Ooh la la, an American tire executive has caused a furor with the French. By speaking a language known as the truth. France’s industry minister asked the tire company to cons... read more...


How athletes go broke

This question popped up in one of the news magazines last week: Why do so many star athletes go broke? According to Sports Illustrated, 78 percent of NFL players are bankrupt ... read more...


Dollars and sense

Lately we have had some politicians push for making pot legal. It makes sense to them. As in dollars and cents. Because they want to tax it. I predict we will eventually see ... read more...


Polices to blame for economy

If I wrote this before the election you might have said this guy is just pushing his political wheelbarrow. But you cannot say this now. We are far away from the next election... read more...


Pretend taxes

When it comes to over taxing, people love to pretend. And there has been a whole lot of pretending lately. In France, for instance. The country’s former president, Nicolas Sa... read more...


Cutting away at charities

The knives are out for donations to charities. Now wait a minute, Tom. Nobody wants to hurt our charities, do they? Yes, they do. There are people who would be happy to gut ... read more...


Don’t lose sleep over dire predictions

How many times have you heard or read that the world will soon be overwhelmed with too many people? Perhaps you read some of the books that predicted this. Some authors made ... read more...


Stand by for action!

Here is a New Year’s resolution that will set your heart a thumpin’. As soon as you read it you will enter it in BIG LETTERS, underlined and circled, in your new diary. Here ... read more...


The Greatest Year

“It may not feel like it, but 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world.” Britain’s The Spectator magazine recently balanced this chip on its shoulder. When... read more...


An acceptance of violence

We pause to feel and express our disgust. At the shooting of the children in Connecticut. We machinate about the guns stashed and brandished around us. Our politicians rail ... read more...



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